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ObamaCare’s latest victim: Boeing

If you like your health plan, you get to keep it.  Unless you work for Boeing, that is.  Details:

Aerospace giant Boeing is joining the list of companies that say the new health care law could have a potential downside for their workers.

In a letter mailed to employees late last week, the company cited the overhaul as part of the reason it is asking some 90,000 nonunion workers to pay significantly more for their health plan next year. A copy of the letter was obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

The newly enacted health care reform legislation, while intended to expand access to care for millions of uninsured Americans, is also adding cost pressure as requirements of the new law are phased in over the next several years,” wrote Rick Stephens, Boeing’s senior vice president for human resources.

Deductibles, the share of medical costs that employees pay annually before their plan kicks in, will go up to $300 for individuals, an increase of $100. For families, the new deductible will be $900, an increase of $300.

In addition, Boeing is instituting a copayment of 10 percent after the deductible has been met. The copayment will rise to 20 percent in 2012.

Those changes will reduce the value of the Boeing plan, but it’s unclear whether that will allow the company to escape the tax (Cadillac tax. – CL) looming in 2018.

For the left, this isn’t a bug in ObamaCare.  It’s a feature.  In order to get to government-run (i.e. socialized) health care, the private sector must collapse first…one Boeing at a time.

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October 19, 2010 - Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, health care, Obama, socialism

3 Comments »

  1. Obamacare is like a recurring nighmare.

    Comment by SojournerLove | October 19, 2010

  2. Union employees are pissed at Obama? No worries, he’ll just exempt them like he did with Mickey D’s and the other companies that have complained about Obamacare.
    The rest of us non-union employees are going to be the ones to get screwed by the healthcare nazis. No government subsidies for you!!!

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | October 19, 2010

  3. Sweet Mercy, please sweep the November elections and REPEAL this TOXIC legislation!

    Comment by Kevin | October 19, 2010


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